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Understand why people think, feel and behave as they do

In our increasingly complex world people who can make sense of things are more and more in demand to help individuals, businesses, not for profit organisations and governments. Wake up to where your inquiring mind can take you and make a career out of finding answers.

With a Psychology Clinic on campus and registered clinical psychologists as lecturers, USC psychology graduates have a professional edge in the job market. Your skills in psychology and mental health training will be highly sought after in the health services industry.

Our graduates are often employed in the public health sector, private practice or community organisations. The A$2 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital is due to open at Kawana in 2016, creating a further 3500 jobs for allied health workers, doctors, nurses and other staff.


The academics in the USC Discipline of Psychology have extensive experience in the psychology sector and a strong interest in research. Research that is currently being undertaken through highly sought-after research grants awarded to USC include: healthy ageing, positive use of games in psychology, treatment of persistent pain, and trauma research.


In order to become a registered Psychologist you must complete:

  • 3 year APAC accredited undergraduate program
  • 1 year APAC accredited Honours or Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • 2 year postgraduate program or combination of a 1 year postgraduate program PLUS 1 year internship
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